IT consultant converts Prius to run on LPG
Converted by UKLPG approved installer Martin Motors in Muirhead, his Prius returns on average 60mpg. However, thanks to autogas LPG being nearly half the price of petrol, his fuel costs are significantly reduced, with the car running on electric at low speed and on autogas LPG at all other times.
‘I’ve had the LPG bug for a long time and realised way back that it is an absolute “no brainer” in that instantly upon converting the vehicle your fuel costs are all but halved. There’s something nice about pulling up at the pump and seeing the cost of autogas LPG versus petrol and diesel. Of course, the environmental angle is also incredibly important and one of the reasons I drive autogas LPG powered cars,’ said Gilluley.
He adds that a further benefit lies in the used values of converted models, which can resell for up to £1,000 more than if they were just petrol models.
In fact, Gilluley has been running LPG-converted cars for over 10 years from marques including BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Smart and Vauxhall.
Paul Oxford, business development manager, Autogas Limited, said: ‘Mick’s a great example of how passionate autogas LPG vehicle owners get thanks to the fuels low price at the pump and its better environmental credentials than petrol or diesel.
‘We’ve always long suspected that autogas LPG users are extremely loyal and Mick is proof of this. However, the benefits of driving on the cheaper fuel is also enjoyed by 170,000 other car owners in the UK, so he’s definitely not alone!’